Because the end result is an object of some sort, it's also exciting for children because they are anticipating the outcome. Origami takes time which makes this activity a great pass-time for children. It keeps their minds and hands occupied. Origami can be very basic such as the simple folds required for a paper airplane. The paper itself is extremely important to their work. They employ methods like wet folding, cutting edges or making their own paper. Unlike the mathematician or even the modern origamist they are not concerned with sequences or the ability to reproduce any model. They feel it is their design and their expression and it is meant to be seen and appreciated not mass produced. In 2006, the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Literature for lifetime achievement was awarded to Miyake for his designs, this being the first time the award was ever given to a fashion designer. While he was still in kindergarten Hojo Takashi was introduced to origami for the first time. Later when he was in junior high he read the book Viva Origami that showed him the vast possibilities of the art of origami and increased his dedication to the art. Until you are certain it is something they'd like to continue, perhaps you should stick with using inexpensive paper. If you think you'd like to try origami as a hobby, the Internet is a great source of information regarding this activity. There are hundreds of sites filled with valuable tips and advice about choosing and completing origami projects. The plane needs to be symmetrical which requires the folds and creases to be identical on both sides of the paper airplane. This would likely be considered basic origami. Other objects that can be made with basic origami include a simple box, an envelope and a square picture frame. These projects can be made with one sheet of paper using a limited number of folds. Plate Decorations: Perk up any meal with quick plate decorations. Cranes, boats, a bird, a house or a flower made from napkins (cloth or paper), paper towels or any other festive paper you have handy. Fold a large cloth napkin into a bread basket to keep your rolls warm through your meal. Patterned napkins or paper towels make attractive shirt or bow tie plate decorations.